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I Chew My Drinking Straw

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    I always chew my straw, but then I regret it because it gets so bent out of shape.
    meghanmcgee meghanmcgee 18-21 Jul 12, 2008

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    sometimes I Do. ...

    sometimes i do. but not really anymore too much because it hurts my teeth and gives me a headache...
    thedreamisover thedreamisover 18-21, F Jul 12, 2008

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    Square

     I like to chew the straw so it flattens, then chew the other way so that the straw turns into a square shape. I don't know why, but I do it all the time.
    Manders Manders 18-21, F May 10, 2008

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    Force Of Habit....

    I've only been chewing my straws since I was 11. I used it as a stress habit because I had started smoking and had to hide it from my parents. Chewing on straws was an easy way to hide it. Then the guy I was dating started thinking it was cute instead of weird so he gave me over...
    SkitzoSkittlez SkitzoSkittlez 16-17 Jan 12, 2012

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    Chew

    I always chew on my straw every straw I get I chew and chew and chew and I need help. It annoys my friends bcause they don't except it
    Princesseli900 Princesseli900 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2013

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    Yeah I Do

    I chew my straw without even realizing it.  When my bf and I go to the movies together, we share a large cherry coke.  I have to consciously try not to chew the straw cuz... well... he doesn't like drinking from my chewed up straw.  He thinks it is kinda gross...
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2007

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    Oops..

    I don't even realize it until the straw is totally flat and nothing gets through it anymore..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 25, 2007

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    I Love Straws

    I love straws, especially chewing on them. .__. My grandfather used to say to me, "Real men don't use straws." But I didn't care. I hate when you don't have a straw, and get a load of ice cubes in your mouth. I'll often take my straw and just kind of gnaw on it for a while.
    Toukos Toukos 18-21 1 Response Jan 6, 2013

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    Force Of Habit....

    I've only been chewing my straws since I was 11. I used it as a stress habit because I had started smoking and had to hide it from my parents. Chewing on straws was an easy way to hide it. Then the guy I was dating started thinking it was cute instead of weird so he gave me over...
    SkitzoSkittlez SkitzoSkittlez 16-17 Jan 12, 2012

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    Once In a While

    but I never mean to do it. I must be thinking hard when I do, though, but then I can't seem to stop...I don't particularly enjoy the activity, and I've recently been ordering drinks that can be consumed strawless...ly...
    Maxine13 Maxine13 16-18, F Mar 7, 2009

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    Oh I Try Not To, Believe Me...

    Oh I try not to, believe me. I try and try and try not to. But it's a habit, an addiction. I must chew that straw! I do it sub-conciously, inadvertantly, absently. I don't want to, but I have no choice. Isn't there a hotline for this sort of thing? :p
    Irishchick Irishchick 16-18, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2008

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    I Chew Straws Obsessively

    Ive chewed straws when I was little and about a year ago I picked it up again and it seems to be obsessive. Ill chew a straw till it turns into little hairs of plastic or until my gums bleed. I cant stop once I get going. I dont understand why I do it......or why I cant stop...
    hypnotizeyes21 hypnotizeyes21 22-25 1 Response Dec 4, 2010

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    Chewing Chewing All Day Long

    So much, I actually have to get a new one because the one I've been chewing on is unsuckable now. I just enjoy chewing on them. I'll still be chewing a good 20 minutes after I've finished my drink.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Nov 15, 2007

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    I Always..

    I always do this, i don't even realise until i look down and find i'm starting to suck up bits of plastic...ewwww I also tear my napkin to shreds when i'm in a restaurant... i make little holes in it... must be a nervous thing...?!
    roc roc 26-30, F Nov 15, 2007

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    Quite Often

    without even realizing it, i'll give up on actually drinking and submit to chewing my straw until the top of it is bent and ready to crack. i kinda like that feeling of biting the straw between my teeth. it's a good way to release stress!
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21, 2008

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    Sometimes..

    often, more like, i will end up chewing up up to the point whre the whole thing ends up in my mouth like gum...gum with hard edges. maybe i should keep a pack of gum on my more regularly
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2007

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    I Like to Chew On It

    and suck soda out of it at the same time. sometimes i think i got weaned off a bottle too soon.
    kittten kittten 46-50, F Jan 18, 2008

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    Done It For Years

    It's just a habit. I don't know why I do it. Sometimes I don't even know I'm doing it until I look at the straw or people are like "why are you chewing on your straw?"
    HaleyBloodRedRose1995 HaleyBloodRedRose1995 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12, 2012

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    LOL

    I use mine as a dental pick, slyly when no ones looking! When I go to KFC I always end up with food in my teeth and it annoys me how places don't have dental picks for when you finish your food, so I use my straw! I do tend to use it too much and sometimes I make my gums bleed...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2008

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    Chew Chew Chew

    I chew on my straw more so absentmindedly. I don't even notice it. Sometimes I'd take a straw from one of those juice boxes and start chewing. I just need it because usually I don't have any gum and I always need to occupy my mouth without having to talk
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine 18-21, F Jul 13, 2008

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    I Love to Chew On Any Plastic

    i have been chewing on straws for over 25 years, since i was about 6..  but it hasn't stopped there. i chew on anything that is plastic.. and what is gross, i love to chew on gum, and then chew on a straw.... my husband thinks this is the most oddest thing in the world, and...
    cupcakequeen cupcakequeen 31-35 1 Response Jun 13, 2009

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    YES I Do

    Not only do I chew on my straw but I have a gap in my back teeth and I push the straw back and forth between it similar to flossing. I know it is gross and I only do it when I am all alone.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 14 Responses Jul 12, 2008

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    yes, Its Been a Bad Habbit ...

    yes, its been a bad habbit of mine since i was a toddler
    Nomad08 Nomad08 18-21 Aug 5, 2008

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    A pic of me, chewing my chew toy!
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    Okay , you have teeth and the ability to close your mouth , so do that . I hate when people chew with there mouth open , smack their lips or their tongue and talk with food in...
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    SincerelyLorissa SincerelyLorissa 16-17, F Oct 13

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    Especially if it comes to the point where you're practically chewing your own saliva.
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    Maybe it's just a wild instinct, to sink my teeth, growl and chew, I'm probably going to get one at a store and say its for my dog!
    naco26withcheese naco26withcheese 13-15, M Oct 11

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    My mother does it when she chews gum and it annoys me. Don't know if I do it myself
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love when my bf arrives home with strawberries and cream oh and sometimes chocolate sauce!! Delicious and sexy all in one!!
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    Hate the bloody hangovers but still doesn't stop me from indulging throughout the week. As my friends like to say, “Dude, you're always drunk,” lol. I wouldn't necessarily call...
    SonofSomebody SonofSomebody 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    Today while spending the day on the beach I got a bottle of cherry vodka because sadly 100 proof vodka is not long being sold but I was drinking cherry vodka while listening to the...
    maridoneka maridoneka 18-21, M Sep 25

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    EnigmaticCasper EnigmaticCasper 18-21, M Sep 27

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    I love drinking to forget. Drank the last four days in a row and was lucky enough that today my father provided me with the alcohol. He asked me to taste something an kept pouring...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F Sep 28

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    Over the past month or so I've reduced my drinking; but now when I drink I binge. I'm thinking I must commit to giving alcohol up for good--absolute abstinence. It's just not fun...
    Bella3000 Bella3000 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 28

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    I drink to forget that I need to stop drinking so much.
    SunshineH316 SunshineH316 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    I always end up embarrassing myself when I drink but It's hard not drinking when I go out.. Yesterday it was my ex-boyfriends party and I ended up getting sick all over his house...
    flanbot flanbot 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    At least, I want to stop drinking as much. Last time I drank, my hands went numb. That was different and weird. It lasted all night. I was out of energy for a couple days...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 1 Response Oct 10

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    Yeah I'm never drinking again.
    SunshineH316 SunshineH316 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 10

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    I found this site in July when I was desperate to give up drinking, I was looking for people going through the same thing as me. I just wanna say that I did it! Well, I'm not 100...
    sarahjaney sarahjaney 41-45, F Oct 13

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    In school some kids stick it under the table. Absolutely disgusting. Especially when you accidentally touch it. Ugh
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    It just annoys me so much, anything that sounds like jelly being mixed with forever kinda annoy me and when I can hear the food in their mouth like if they had Mac and cheese I...
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    Sometimes I feel like people do it because they know it annoys me and makes me lose my appetite.
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F Oct 7

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    Here is a pic of me with mine!!! I love it!
    naco26withcheese naco26withcheese 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    It's a nervous tic. I can't help it when I do it. Not even aware I'm doing it most times.
    Wittyname1234 Wittyname1234 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    A girl can dream now cant she .......#dreamy eyes#
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